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Fortnite ‘Turbo Building’ nerf officially reverted by Epic Games

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UPDATE (August 28, 4:45 PM EST): Epic Games announced that they have officially reverted the Fortnite Turbo Building nerf.

After much speculation, Epic Games released a blog post on Wednesday, August 28 announcing that they did indeed revert Fortnite Turbo Building back to 0.5.

You can view the entire post below:

“Hey all,

The Turbo Build delay adjustments we made yesterday to subsequent structure pieces placed have been changed back to their previous value, 0.05 seconds. Your ability to perform “90s” and “waterfall” should feel exactly the same as it did before yesterday’s changes.

We’ve also added some of the “Next Steps” that were mentioned in yesterday’s Turbo Build Changes blog. Now when a structure is destroyed, there will be a delay of 0.15 seconds before another structure can be placed in the same location. If two or more players attempt to build a structure in the same location at the same time right after a piece has been destroyed, a random roll will now determine which player’s structure is placed. With this, we aim to reduce the impact that ping has on “taking a wall” as well as mitigate situations where spamming walls in the same location prevents all incoming damage to the defender.

What Changed?

  • Turbo Building timing for placing subsequent pieces changed back to 0.05 seconds from 0.15 seconds.
  • After a structure is destroyed, there will be a timer of 0.15 seconds before another piece can be placed in the same location.
    • If two players are attempting to place a piece at the same time and location where a piece was just destroyed, a random roll will determine whose piece is placed, instead of ping playing such a large role.”

Original Story

The Fortnite community voiced their concerns regarding the ‘Turbo Building’ nerf, and Epic Games listened.

On Wednesday, August 28, a collection of high profile streamers and content creators from across the Fortnite community claimed that the now infamous ‘Turbo Building’ nerf was suddenly reverted by Epic Games.

The nerf came via the v10.20 Fortnite patch, which increased the time between subsequent builds while using Turbo Building from 0.5 to 0.15, which sparked a substantial amount of controversy.

However, it now appears that Epic Games have silently reverted the Turbo Building nerf without putting out an official statement. Players have started to post a variety of gameplay clips trying to prove the sudden revert.

Did Epic Games revert the Fortnite Turbo Build nerf?

At the time of writing, it’s hard to say. Even though a collection of players and streamers claim at Turbo Building is back, there is no official word from Epic Games regarding a change.

Such a change would be very unlike Epic Games, although, we’ll just need to wait and see if they release a statement, or if the change was an unfortunate accident.

A number of high-profile community members chimed in on the possible Fortnite Turbo Build nerf:

TURBOBUILD REVERTED from r/FortniteCompetitive
TURBO BUILDING IS BACK LETS GOOOOOO from r/FortniteCompetitive

It should be noted that this is unconfirmed at the time of writing. We will continue to update this story as more information is made available by Epic Games.

Do you think this was on purpose, or an accident by Epic Games?

Challenges

Lazy Lake Floating Ring locations for Fortnite Week 3 challenges

How to collect floating rings at Lazy Lake for the Season 3 Week 3 challenges.

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The Fortnite Season 3 Week 3 challenges are here, which means we’re getting closer and closer to unlocking the second half of the Season 3 Battle Pass. Most of the challenges have been relatively easy this season, with only one weekly challenge requiring us to search in a particular area.

Last week we were looking around The Yacht. This week we’re venturing across the map over to Lazy Lake, where we’ll need to collect floating rings.

These four rings are scattered around Lazy Lake, making it difficult to complete this challenge in one shot – at least, if you’re doing it in a regular Battle Royale match.

As always, we recommend opting for Team Rumble. It makes things easier, and you may even be able to finish your eliminations challenge from last week if you haven’t already. Here’s a map of all of the Floating Ring locations at Lazy Lake:

The most obvious ring is located next to the gas station. You should be able to jump on an umbrella to grab it. After that, make your way to the intersection and look on top of the tree. The third ring is in the street at the entrance to Lazy, and the final ring is in between the towers of the No Sweat Insurance building.

Here’s a video from HarryNinetyFour that shows you exactly where you’ll need to visit.

You can take a look at the full list of challenges here, but the rest of them are easy enough to complete on your own. You may be sitting in the cornfield at Frenzy for a while, but that comes with the territory.

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Lazy Lake fireworks location for Fortnite Captain America challenge

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When the Fortnite v13.20 patch released, Epic revealed that they’d be bringing a special hero to the Item Shop for the 4th of July. That hero was later revealed to be none other than Captain America – one of the core Avengers who we never saw during the initial Marvel crossover events.

Captain America is, reportedly, set to hit the Item Shop within the next rotation. He should be available when the Item Shop resets at 8 PM EST on July 2. We’re only hours away from having Cap in our locker, and he’ll probably be one of the most popular skins for the next week.

As you can see, there have already been plenty of official teasers for Captain America, but one of them went under the radar. When the Week 3 Challenges went live, Epic added a daily challenge that requires you to light fireworks around Lazy Lake. These fireworks explode to show the Captain America shield.

There are six firework locations surrounding this POI, but you only need five to complete the challenge. You can easily finish this challenge in a single game of Team Rumble once you know where to look. Here are all of the firework locations.

Fortnite Lazy Lake Fireworks

This challenge rewards players with 14,000 XP as it’s one of the golden daily challenges rather than a weekly challenge. That isn’t a ton of experience, but it’s a healthy reward for a challenge that will only take a few minuted to complete. Now, all that’s left is to see how the new Fortnite Captain America skin looks!

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Concepts

This concept brings grilling to Fortnite in time for summer

This thematic addition to Fortnite Season 3 is perfect for Summer Splash.

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Fortnite Season 3 has put a new emphasis on food. Vegetable boxes spawn all across the map while players farm for cabbage and corn as a new way to heal. Most players are fans of this change. The more healing items in the game, the better.

Why stop there? Why not allow us to cook our food for additional HP? Well, one Fortnite player made a concept that allows us to do just that. Reddit user u/MapleSmoothie created a Hot Dog concept. You can find them in fridges and eat them raw, or grill them for greater healing power.

Via: u/MapleSmoothie

This concept, as its creator points out, would be a perfect addition to the Summer Splash event. Grilling and summertime go hand in hand, and Epic even have an existing emote to correspond with the mechanic.

We don’t need to stop with hot dogs, either. Epic could allow us to grill corn and add other meats like burgers and sausages. Some of them could even grant shields, allowing you to carry some food versions of Minis and Big Pots.

It’s probably too late for Epic to add this to Season 3. There’s a chance that we could see it next year, however. Epic have always welcomed community concepts with game mechanics and skins. This one would be a small, yet thematic addition that could bring a new element into the game.

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